The annual Broadway Blessing ushered in the new season on the Great White Way with song, dance, talk and tributes. Chita Rivera honored Hal Prince. The Actor's Chapel at St. Malachy's was standing room only for the event produced by Pat Addiss and Kathryn Fisher.
Chita Rivera gave a tribute to Hal Prince.. whom she said
"shaped a very large part of my life."
Gerardo Ramirez and Broadway Blessing's Founder Retta Blaney at the post-service reception.
A candle lighting and sing-along concluded the service.
"The Sabbath Prayer" from Fiddler presented by Adam Shapiro.
Jill O'Hara from the original cast of Hair sings "Good Morning Starshine."
Stephen Carlisle from The Lion King and Liseli Lugo and with the Broadway Blessing Choir
sing "The Circle of Life."
Sydney Meyers sings "Something Happened" by David Friedman from Jane Doe No More.
Roma Torre, right, interviews Cher star Stephanie J. Block, left, who shared how faith helps her strive toward making the word a better place. Her priest encouraged her to take the role of Cher.
Conor Ryan sings "It's Good to Be Alive" from Desperate Measures accompanied
by composer David Friedman.